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Posts Tagged ‘Mario Batali’

Mario Batali Market Sued For Disability Discrimination

Tarry Market, a specialty foods store in Port Chester, New York owned by restaurateurs Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, has been sued by a former employee who alleges that she was discriminated against and ultimately fired due to her physical disability, in violation ...

Beverly Hills Restaurant Sued for Wage Pay Violations

The New York Times has reported that Urasawa, one of the country’s best sushi restaurants, has been sued by its back of the house employees for wage and overtime violations. The New York Times article reports that, according to a California Labor Department ...

Landmark Decisions for Waiters’ Rights in Batali and Pier Sixty Cases

On September 13, New York federal court Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis approved a $5.25 million dollar settlement between current and former tipped service workers and Mario Batali’s eight New York City restaurants: Babbo, Bar Jamon, Casa Mono, Del Posto, Esca, Lupa, Otto, and ...

Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) is Accused of Intimidation and Harassment

Restaurant Opportunity Center (ROC) has been accused of harassment by Congressman Darrell Issa, a Republican from California. The House Committee of Oversight and Government Reform is inquiring into the Department of Labor’s support for ROC. Congressman Issa’s letter to Secretary of Labor Hilda ...

Batali Restaurants to Pay $5.25 Million to Settle Wage Claims

Tipped service workers at Mario Batali’s eight New York City restaurants, including Babbo, Bar Jamon, Casa Mono, Del Posto, Esca, Lupa, Otto, and Tarry Lodge, have settled their wage and hour class and collective action for $5,250,000, according to a stipulation filed in ...

Waiters’ Lawsuit Against Batali Restaurants for Skimming Tips Moves Forward

The tip skimming lawsuit against Mario Batali’s group of New York Italian restaurants has moved to the class certification stage. On May 9, 2011, United States District Court Judge Richard Holwell granted conditional certification of a collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act ...

Batali Gets Temporary Restraining Order Against Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York To Stop Protests at Del Posto Restaurant

Iron Chef Mario Batali has turned the tables on the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York (ROC-NY), lodging a multimillion dollar lawsuit against the advocacy group which had filed a lawsuit in October against Batali’s restaurant Del Posto for allegedly stealing tips and wages.  A temporary restraining order issued by New York ...

Mario Batali Faces Another Lawsuit For Allegedly Taking Tips

Coming on the heels of a four star review by the New York Times, Mario Batali’s Del Posto restaurant was sued by 27 former and current workers for taking tips from its staff. The lawsuit ...

Iron Chef Morimoto Sued for Tip Skimming

Masaharu Morimoto and his upscale New York restaurant Morimoto were sued by a barback in a class action lawsuit for cheating the restaurant’s workers out of tips. The case against Morimoto ...

Iron Chef Mario Batali Served with Tip Skimming Lawsuit

The recent lawsuit against Iron Chef Mario Batali’s restaurants Babbo, Bar Jamon, Casa Moni, Otto Enoteca, and Tarry Lodge underscores the rampant wage and hour abuses in New York restaurants.